From Kõnigssee, GER
(Jan. 20, 2018) Stephanie Schneider won her third race of the IBSF World Cup season, beating the reigning Olympic and World Champions along the way.
With Annika Drazek on her brakes, Schneider tied a start record set earlier in the heat by Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs. On the run itself, Schneider nearly crashed in a spot where other women’s teams had similar trouble. The rest of the run was plenty good enough for Schneider to set the fast run in the race and win the final gold medal of the 2017/2018 World Cup season.
Kaillie Humphries finished with a silver medal in the race and the overall World Cup title. The Canadian needed just a fourth place finish to clinch the title, but did two positions better to win her fifth medal on the season. The World Cup title is Humphries’ fourth.
Elana Meyers Taylor broke her own start record in the second heat with the help of Lauren Gibbs on her way to a bronze medal in the race and a second place finish in the overall points.
German Mariama Jamanka finished third in the overall points.
In the race, Jamanka finished fourth, ahead of Alysia Rissling and Nadezhda Sergeeva, who tied for fifth.
Jamie Greubel Poser finished just out of the top six in seventh place to finish out the American effort, while Christine de Bruin finished 14th for Canada.
|Pos||Names||Nation||Bib||Start 1||Start 2||Run 1||Run 2||Total|
|1||Schneider / Drazek||GER||4||5.14||5.11||50.78||50.57||1:41.35|
|2||Humphries / George||CAN||6||5.19||5.18||50.91||50.73||1:41.64|
|3||Meyers Taylor / Gibbs||USA||10||5.16||5.11||50.83||50.84||1:41.67|
|4||Jamanka / Buckwitz||GER||12||5.27||5.23||51.03||50.73||1:41.76|
|5||Sergeeva / Kocherzhova||RUS||13||5.27||5.26||51.10||50.88||1:41.98|
|5||Rissling / Moyse||CAN||9||5.28||5.27||51.00||50.98||1:41.98|
|7||Greubel Poser / Evans||USA||7||5.23||5.22||51.04||50.95||1:41.99|
|8||Hafner / E. Rebsamen||SUI||14||5.37||5.36||51.19||51.00||1:42.19|
|9||Hengster / Kleiser||AUT||16||5.41||5.37||51.21||51.03||1:42.24|
|10||Fontanive / Strebel||SUI||21||5.35||5.34||51.32||51.06||1:42.38|
|11||Fenlator-Victorian / Russell||JAM||19||5.31||5.30||51.27||51.18||1:42.45|
|12||Köhler / Thöne||GER||8||5.34||5.33||51.39||51.08||1:42.47|
|12||Beierl / Hahn||AUT||17||5.36||5.35||51.33||51.14||1:42.47|
|14||de Bruin / Appiah||CAN||11||5.29||5.27||51.37||51.11||1:42.48|
|15||Willemsen / Vanhaen||BEL||5||5.44||5.42||51.36||51.30||1:42.66|
|16||Constantin / Iusco||ROU||20||5.38||5.42||51.35||51.41||1:42.76|
|17||McNeill / Douglas (Moore)||GBR||15||5.36||5.37||51.80||51.20||1:43.00|
|18||Vannieuwenhuyse / Paulissen||BEL||1||5.49||5.49||51.73||51.40||1:43.13|
|19||Oshigiri / Morimoto||JPN||3||5.35||5.36||51.79||51.41||1:43.20|
|20||Grecu / Puiu||ROU||2||5.39||5.39||51.94||51.45||1:43.39|
|21||Rodionova / Belomestnykh||RUS||18||5.42||51.95|
|22||Asazu / Kawasaki||JPN||22||5.46|